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  • What’s new: Aged care workers must get flu vaccination, Update from the ACQSC — Contacts with home services, Reminder for RACFs — Compassionate Visits, Dementia behaviour support in a time of pandemic and COVID-19 Guide for Providers of In-Home Aged Care.

  • What’s new: Further support for providers — Workplace planning.

  • What’s new: Advice for older Australians at work

  • Portrait of Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

    The health, safety and wellbeing of residents of Anglicare’s Newmarch House remains the highest priority as the battle to combat COVID-19 continues.

  • What’s new: Welfare checks to ensure the wellbeing of senior Australians, New PPE resource, Access to food and shopping services, COVID-19 POCT Rapid Testing Kids, Supporting older Australians — a reminder of resources available, Dementia behaviour support and Reminder for Providers and Workers.

  • Portrait of Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

    Senior Australians, their families and carers can now call a dedicated free call support line aimed at supporting the mental health of those impacted by the spread of COVID-19.

  • Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) COVID-19 frequently asked questions for auspices

    This document includes information about additional funding for the CVS and how the CVS will work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • This webinar on 28 April 2020 is to update the The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators on personal protective equipment (PPE) in hospitals.

  • Total COVID-19 recovered cases in Australia

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    Summary: 

    This statistic shows the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases that have recovered in Australia since 22 January 2020.

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    Last updated: 
    Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 06:00
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    Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 22:15
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    Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 06:00
    Related conditions and diseases: 
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    Related health topics: 
    • Communicable diseases
    • Emergency health management
  • Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases by notification date

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    This graph shows the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported each day by states and territories. These figures are collated and updated by 9pm AEST and reflect the previous 24 hours.

    Description: 

    This chart shows the cumulative number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases by notification received date.

    The bottom axis shows the notification date.

    The vertical axis shows the total cumulative number of COVID-19 cases.

    The first cases of COVID-19 were identified in late January in Australia. The number of new cases rapidly increased and peaked in March. Since mid-April there has been a sustained and relatively low number of new cases reported daily.

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    Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 03:39
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    Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 22:15
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    Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 03:39
    Related conditions and diseases: 
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    Related health topics: 
    • Communicable diseases
    • Emergency health management
  • Australian COVID-19 cases by source of infection

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    Summary: 

    This table shows the sources of infection as a percentage of total COVID-19 cases that have been reported in Australia since the first case was reported.

    Description: 

    This table shows the number of cases by source of infection as well as the percentage of each source of infection out of the total number of cases in Australia.

    The source of infection for confirmed cases of COVID-19 can be described as:

    • overseas acquired – the person was infected while overseas (including at sea)
    • locally acquired – contact with a confirmed case – the person was infected in Australia through contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19
    • locally acquired – contact not identified – the person was infected in Australia, but the source of infection is not known
    • under investigation – the source of infection has not yet been determined, but is currently being investigated through public health actions.

    The majority of confirmed cases since late October have been overseas acquired.

    The number of cases currently under investigation should ideally be as low as possible.

    Knowing the source of infection assists in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

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    Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:41
    Date published: 
    Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 22:15
    Last reviewed: 
    Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:41
    Related conditions and diseases: 
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    Related health topics: 
    • Communicable diseases
    • Emergency health management
  • COVID-19 cases by age group and sex

    Summary: 

    This graph shows the number of COVID-19 cases for males and females by age group since the first case was reported.

    Description: 

    This bar chart shows the number of COVID-19 cases for males and females by age group since the first confirmed cases were reported in late January 2020.

    The horizontal axis shows the age breakdown in 10-year intervals from zero years old to greater than 90 years old.

    The vertical axis shows the number of COVID-19 cases.

    As per the COVID-19 national guidelines, a COVID-19 confirmed case is a person who:

    • tests positive to a validated specific SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid test or
    • has the virus isolated in cell culture, with PCR confirmation using a validated method or
    • undergoes a seroconversion to or has a significant rise in SARS-CoV-2 neutralising or IgG antibody level (e.g. four-fold or greater rise in titre).

    The proportion of COVID-19 cases in males and females is roughly equal, however the ratio does differ across the age groups presented.

    Cases have been reported across all age groups. The majority of all cases are reported in those aged 20 to 59 years. The number of cases is highest in the 20–29 years age group.

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    Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 17:40
    Date published: 
    Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 22:15
    Last reviewed: 
    Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 17:40
    Related conditions and diseases: 
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    Related health topics: 
    • Communicable diseases
    • Emergency health management
  • COVID-19 deaths by age group and sex

    Summary: 

    This graph shows the number of COVID-19 associated deaths in Australia for males and females by age group since the first case was reported.

    Description: 

    This bar chart shows the total number of COVID-19 associated deaths in Australia by age group and sex since the first confirmed cases were reported in late January 2020.

    As per the COVID-19 national guidelines, a COVID-19 death is defined for surveillance purposes as a death in a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case, unless there is a clear alternative cause of death that cannot be related to COVID19 (e.g. trauma). There should be no period of complete recovery from COVID-19 between illness and death. Where a Coroner’s report is available, these findings are to be observed.

    Deaths have been reported in those aged in their 20s to their 100s. The majority of deaths have been reported in people aged 70 years and over.

    The horizontal axis shows the age breakdown in 10-year intervals from zero years old to greater than 90 years old.

    The vertical axis shows the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths.

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    Last updated: 
    Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 17:41
    Date published: 
    Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 22:15
    Last reviewed: 
    Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 17:41
    Related conditions and diseases: 
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    Related health topics: 
    • Communicable diseases
    • Emergency health management
  • Current cases admitted to hospitals

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    Summary: 

    This graph represent the breakdown of cases currently admitted to hospital, including those cases in intensive care units (ICU).

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    Last updated: 
    Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 13:01
    Date published: 
    Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 22:15
    Last reviewed: 
    Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 13:01
    Related conditions and diseases: 
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    Related health topics: 
    • Communicable diseases
    • Emergency health management
  • COVID-19 cases in aged care services – residential care

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    This graph shows the number of confirmed active COVID-19 cases, deaths and recovered cases, in Australia and each state and territory, for people living in Australian Government–subsidised residential aged care facilities.

    Description: 

    This graph shows the number of confirmed cases, deaths and cases recovered since late January 2020 in those who receive Australian Government–subsidised residential care in each state and territory.

    Residential care means people who live in an Australian Government–subsidised aged care facility.

    Each bar represents the number of active cases, recovered cases and deaths.

    The bottom axis shows the number of COVID-19 cases.

    The vertical axis shows the Australian total and each state and territory: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC and WA.

    The majority of cases and deaths reported in residential care in Australia have occurred in Victoria.

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    Last updated: 
    Friday, December 18, 2020 - 16:16
    Date published: 
    Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 22:15
    Last reviewed: 
    Friday, December 18, 2020 - 16:16
    Related conditions and diseases: 
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    Related health topics: 
    • Aged care
    • Communicable diseases
    • Emergency health management
  • COVID-19 cases in aged care services – in-home care

    Summary: 

    This graph shows the number of confirmed active COVID-19 cases, deaths and recovered cases, in Australia and each state and territory, for people receiving Australian Government–subsidised care in their own home.

    Description: 

    The number of confirmed cases, deaths and cases recovered since late January 2020 in those who receive Australian Government–subsidised in-home care in Australia and in each state and territory.

    In-home care means people who receive Australian Government subsidised care in their own home.

    Each bar represents the number of active cases, recovered cases and deaths.

    The bottom axis shows the number of COVID-19 cases.

    The vertical axis shows the Australian total and each state and territory: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC and WA.

    The majority of cases reported in In-home care in Australia are in Victoria.

    Audience: 
    Last updated: 
    Friday, December 18, 2020 - 16:16
    Date published: 
    Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 22:15
    Last reviewed: 
    Friday, December 18, 2020 - 16:16
    Related conditions and diseases: 
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    Related health topics: 
    • Aged care
    • Communicable diseases
    • Emergency health management
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance – 22 April 2020

    This infographic provides a quick view of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Australia on 22 April 2020.

  • Grant opportunities for the Business Improvement Fund for residential aged care are now open.

  • On 27 March 2020, the Australian Government announced the improved payment arrangements for home care would be placed on hold due to the current situation with coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • Information about flexibility provisions and other Commonwealth support available, and advice for Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) Social Support Group providers.

  • An update of the schedules for residential and home care fees and charges, as well as subsidies and supplements will take effect from 20 March 2020.

  • The Department of Health recognises the ongoing efforts of Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) service providers delivering care to older Australians at home and in communities during the COVID 19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

  • Providers of Commonwealth-funded aged care services will temporarily be able to offer more hours to international students to ensure the care of senior and vulnerable Australians, as part of the campaign to combat the impact of coronavirus (COVID 19).

  • The National Cabinet today announced additional funding of $444.6 million for the aged care sector to ensure the continuity of the aged care workforce.

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